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Thursday, July 18
 

12:00pm

Comics and Libraries Lightning Round
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 09:16PM
Learn about a variety of different topics in comics librarianship in these 10-minute lightning round sessions! “Show the People What They Want: Adult Graphic Novel Collection Revitalization” by Brittany Netherton, Darien Library; “Manga in School Libraries: Authentic Learning from America to Japan” by Jillian Ehlers, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School; “Visual Literacy, Comics, and ADHD Learners” by Corinda Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library; “Comic Creating for Libraries” by Erik Jackiw, City of Commerce Public Library, and Jose Guillen, Comic Creator; and “Collection Management in Graphic Medicine: Why, What, How” by Brittany Netherton, Darien Library.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Book Fights!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 11:38PM
Librarians from all around San Diego come together to battle over topics like Lord of the Rings vs. Game of Thrones, Best Manga Series, Marvel vs. DC, Best YA Series, and more! These fun interactions will lead to the audience deciding on which librarians are the most "Lit" of all! Modeled after the "Movie Fights!" series, six librarian's will have 5- 10-minute discussions on whether (X) is better than (Y) and have the audience decide who made the best argument for their picks. They'll cover the topics of comic books, manga, fantasy, and more. With Bijan Nowroozian (San Diego Public Library), Lydia Bringerud (San Diego Public Library), Vanessa Gempis (San Diego Public Library), Bill Sannwald (San Diego County Library), and Christina Wainwright.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Will Eisner: Graphic Novels and the Opportunity for Retailers, Educators, and Librarians to Join Forces for the Greater Good
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 11:58PM
As the number of graphic novels continues to gain momentum, so too does the opportunity to create new partnerships between teachers, librarians, and retailers. How do we as a community harness this moment? What sort of possibilities does this bring? Come for this insightful conversation on the new frontiers that are rapidly opening up for our community. Moderator John Shableski (Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation/UDON Entertainment) hosts Moni Barrette (librarian), Jewyl Clarke (San Diego County Office of Education), Derek Heid (educator), Tio Lavranos (retailer), Tina Lerno (librarian), and Rachel Parker (retailer).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
 
Friday, July 19
 

12:00pm

Space Command: Bold Adventures
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:39PM
Science fiction legend Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone Companion), VFX genius Mitch Suskin (Star Trek Discovery), and a sci-fi superstar cast will premiere the spectacular complete first episode of Space Command: Redemption, the epic adventure series that spans 150 years of galactic history! Awesome cast panelists include star Doug Jones (Shape of Water, Discovery), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Moses (Containment), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Faran Tahir (Star Trek, Iron Man), and worldwide talent search winners Ethan McDowell (Doom Patrol), Bryan McClure (Atlanta), Justin Sorvillo (Dark/Web), and Sara Maraffino (The Mentalist). Also featuring illustrator Thehani Farr (World of Warcraft), and Howard Benjamin (CBS News), with costumes by Mike Philpot (Superman) and music by David Raiklen (Star Trek).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: The Aftermath
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:23PM
Jessica Tseang (co-host, The Kaiju Kingdom podcast) and Chris Eaton (co-host, The Kaiju Kingdom podcast) sit down with guests to discuss their love and fan appreciation of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, reflect upon 65 years of franchise history, the popularity of TOHO's greatest creation, and their hopes for future kaiju films.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Film Threat Podcast Live
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 07:48PM
Film reviewers have gotten a bad reputation lately and a lot of it is deserved. Star Wars, Godzilla, Game of Thrones, and DC and Marvel movies have divided fandom, so let's talk about it. And in the age of social media, do we really even need movie critics? Join Chris Gore (Film Threat) along with April Wahlin (novelist), Steele Saunders (Steele Wars), Dante James (Film Threat), Robert Meyer Burnett (Robservations), Alan Ng (Film Threat), Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat), and a panel of film pundits for your chance to talk back!

Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

Teaching with Manga: When Classic Literature Meets Manga
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 07:53PM
Manga is popular among the new generation of readers, and it can be a powerful tool in your classroom. Teachers from around the country will discuss how they approach using manga and graphic novels versus the original texts and the powerful results they bring to the classroom setting. Moderator: John Shableski (Manga Classics). Panelists: Jessica Johnson, Claudia McGivney, Ryne Steinacker, Kaitlyn Roach, and Brook Wylde.

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
 
Saturday, July 20
 

2:00pm

Ask Me Anything: Pick Educators' and Creators' Brains on Comics in Classrooms
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 06:14PM
This Q&A session allows attendees to ask a range of professionals about incorporating comics in classrooms. Ask the panelists about recommendations, how to get parents/administrators on board, how to find supporting resources, or even how to discuss authorial intent with your students. These teacher/creator panelists can help you out: educators Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University, Worth a Thousand Words), Derek Heid (HS ELA, TVUSD), Tracy Edmunds (LitX, Graphic Novels are Elementary!), authors Mark Seigel (5 Worlds) and James Parks (Rickety Stitch), editor Gina Gagliano (Penguin Random House), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) with moderator/educator Talia Hurwich (NYU, Worth a Thousand Words).

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Let's Get Spooky
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 04:52PM
Come see Vamp and Ashley and Let's Get Spooky! From the supernatural to aliens, horror stories, ghost stories, and their own paranormal investigations, they've got you covered! Vamp and Ashley want to hear your spooky stories, and some fans will also have the chance to try some Creepy Treats! You can get a preview of the show and listen or watch at the LETSGETSPOOKY website.

Saturday July 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
 
Sunday, July 21
 

2:00pm

San Diego 2049: World Building the Future at UC San Diego
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 11:02PM
Shelley Streeby (professor, UCSD, Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism) and Annalee Newitz (science fiction writer/journalist, Autonomous) will be joined by two teams of graduate students who imagined the future of the San Diego border region (and world beyond) through a yearlong program at UC San Diego using science fiction world-building techniques and interdisciplinary collaborations. Moderated by Patrick Coleman (assistant director, Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, UCSD). The participants are Shelley Streeby, Annalee Newitz, Patrick Coleman, and Tyler Farnan (Team IntelGovNet), Courtney Geigle (Team IntelGovNet), Nathan Vieland (Team IntelGovNet), Jeanelle Horcasitas (Team Fronteras), Olivia Quintanilla (Team Fronteras), and Nima Rassooli (Team Fronteras).

Sunday July 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library